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Created in this Craftsy class

In the Hoop Gifts taught by Sue O'Very

Use innovative machine embroidery designs to stitch and construct great gifts, entirely in the hoop!

Other projects made as part of this class:

Zipper Pouch
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Category Embroidery
Type Accessory
Technique Machine
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? I used fabric scraps from my stash. Since I didn't have any felt and I didn't intend to cover a key, I used the same fabric on the back as the front. I discovered that the dinosaur polo design (from Urban Threads) fits perfectly on the oval. I made all four in one hooping and tweaked the position so dinosaur was closer to the bottom and the eyelet closer to the top. My biggest problem was in trimming. I definitely need to get a smaller scissor. After using the fray check, I touched up the sides with a permanent marker (a hint I learned from someone a while back).

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OMG, I love these!!!!! Thank you sew much for sharing them. Do you sell these? How adorable :)

02/06/2014 Flag

Love the idea of using a marker on the sides for cover up, thank you for sharing with us. Keep the projects coming!!

02/06/2014 Flag

I got my embroidery machine for hobby only. I love making things as gifts, but I don't want to make money with it. There is only one of the dinos not spoken for right now. I am anxious to do the name tags.

02/06/2014 Flag

How cute! I have never heard of a key cover until now. Very creative! Re: the small scissors. If you have nail scissors, try using those, I've used them in a pinch. But I must admit I bought a new pair of tiny scissors for sewing just the other day.... self-control was lost that day. LOL

02/07/2014 Flag

I have an entire set of Key Covers on my website, need to post them here too I suppose. Working on a new set too. I invented them ITH :) So glad you like. What is great about them is they really are fast and great gifts for EVERYONE!!! Even MEN and Teenagers {the hardest ppl to shop for, lol} Love your comment on scissors ~ great idea. I on the other hand have a scissor obsession, my friends call me a scissor hoarder, lol. Treat yourself more often, it feels good doesn't! Thank you for treating yourself to this class. Continue to enjoy! ~Sue

02/07/2014 Flag

Today, when I had time to try the next project, I pulled out: the tiny paper cutting scissors, thread snips (2 kinds), small embroidery scissors and my applique scissors to see which worked the best. The project was bigger so the applique scissors worked the best but I used the curved thread snips to clean up a few areas. No, that isn't all the scissors I have. My pride is my grandmothers, a Wiss that is over 100 years old.

02/08/2014 Flag

Ok, so you guys are making me want to 1) buy several new sewing machines instead of just one (basic updated new one, embroidery, serger, etc, LOL) and 2) add to my sadly lacking scissor inventory! :-)

02/15/2014 Flag

Too funny ~ I must admit while working in a quilt shop it was like feeding an already {scissor addictive person}, lol. Every time a new pair of scissors would come out, I just FELL in LOVE. I say buy scissors in sets (gives you a great value and then you try something out you wouldn't have probably tried before!! Have a Creative Day, Sue

02/16/2014 Flag

If your sewing machine does the basics well, like my old thing, hang onto it and just get the new ones. Yesterday we drove to Lincoln to a sewing vac shop to see about embroidery digitizing software. Which we ordered, which costs more than my embroidery machine. After we added a hundred dollars worth of sewing machine feet, stabilizers, needles and thread, I saw a small applique scissors. I was good. It will be there when we make the trek back to pick up the software. I didn't get my embroidery machine from a dealer and when I got it home, I had nothing but problems and no one to turn to. My suggestion, a good dealer makes a happier purchase. (My machine and I get along now.)

02/16/2014 Flag

I have the set of key covers that you mentioned Sue! Some of my favorites from that set that I've stitched are the owl, cupcake, butterfly, cancer ribbon and the guitar! I made a gift package up for a male friend who is in a band and included the guitar key cover. I used flame fabric and it was awesome. He just loved it.

03/02/2014 Flag